Project 11: Community Bread Launch
On July 25th, we participated in the launch of Community Bread, a new streaming and resource platform connecting audiences from around the world with queer and marginalized artists who have lost their gigs in the wake of this pandemic.
We recorded a talk on how we run HECHA / 做 & Make Techno Black Again with DeForrest Brown, Jr. and the importance of reconsidering/reformatting/reimagining pre-existing business models through a more empathetic lens focused on connection, collaboration, and community. Artwork by Linda Ding, soundscapes by naano tani vs. baitong-xystemes.
Community Bread features an updated weekly schedule, a directory of talented collectives from all over the globe and links streamers directly with our audiences so that they can more easily receive donations to offset economic hardship. CB also offers resources on how to support, action and donate to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as information on how to access emergency funds and grants for artists.
The launch was a global event that featured international DJs and artist conversations circled around otherness, collaboration & community. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, money was raised for the Trans Women of Color Collective as well as the artists.
The digital event began with a conversation with Andrew Thomas Huang, Video Director for Bjork, FKA Twigs, Thom Yorke and Eternal Dragonz collaborator on queerness, asian identity & its impact on his work, followed by a dialogue with HECHA / 做 x Make Techno Black Again on reformatting business / marketing for human connection, collaboration and community.